McDowell Mountain Park Hike

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 07:00
Al Zvirbulis - 480-837-3024
B LENGTH: 12 mi ELEV GAIN: ~1500 ft PACE: Medium (2+ mph)

Meet at 7am (depart at 7:15) from the Fry's parking lot on Shea Blvd. and 90th St. This is just east of the 101 on Shea Blvd.

This will be a loop hike around East End Peak in the northeastern part of the McDowell Mountains. We will hike in a counter clockwise direction starting on the Tom’s Thumb Trail. From the saddle we will hike down the East End Trail and following the Windmill, Coachwhip, Pemberton and Boulder Trails, we will hike to the Marcus Landslide area. After doing the one mile loop here we will finish the hike at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead. Sturdy hiking boots and hiking poles are recommended. Bring plenty of water, electrolytes, snacks and lunch. No dogs or children please. Cost to non-members is $5.00.